Students from states on New York’s travel restriction have started their mandatory 14-day quarantines, and thousands of Cornellians are set to move into dorms this week. One first-year said the quarantine isn’t too bad, “but it definitely doesn’t feel like college.”
After nearly a day, Cornell RAs will suspend their strike 2 p.m. Thursday. Many RAs went on strike because they felt underpaid, unprotected from COVID-19 risks and unheard by the administration. Cornell has agreed to a “larger process of communication and dialogue” with the RAs.
At a July 15 campus reopening town hall, administrators tried to field nearly 2,000 questions on topics ranging from academic policy to freshman orientation. Since the June 30 announcement, many details on what the fall semester would look like still remain unclear. Now, administrators are offering a glimpse into the rules and planning initiatives that would be in place when thousands of students return to Ithaca in August. Panelists included Ryan Lombardi, Zebadiah Hall, Gary Koretzky, Lisa Nishii, Jenny Loeffelman, Vijay Pendakur and Pat Wynn. Move-In
Cornell asks that students quarantine for 14 days and get tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus, but all will be tested upon arrival.
Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi announced a behavioral compact that students must sign and more specifics on the University’s COVID-19 screening policy in an email to the Cornell community Thursday.
At around 2:21 a.m., a suspect ran towards the victim while displaying a “‘large machete’ type knife” and demanding property. The Ithaca Police Department responded to the incident around the 100 block of Oak Avenue, and reported that the victim was not physically injured.